Labradors are among the dogs taking part in the trials. File photograph: Getty Images

Special “Covid dogs” are to begin trials in the UK to see if they are able to detect symptoms of coronavirus before they appear. The trials will form(...)

A 16th century brewhouse  at the Weald and Downland museum in West Suxxex. “We want to understand how stone masons could drink 14 pints of beer and build cathedrals”

A five-year inter-disciplinary study into the diet and eating habits of Irish communities in the 16th and 17th century aims to bust some myths about t(...)

More than just sleep, when awake we should set time aside to rest our minds and bodies

We’ve heard a lot about the importance of getting enough good quality sleep in the past few years but what about rest. In a time when people wear busy(...)

Fiona de Londras with the Barnacle geese in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Fiona de Londras grew up near Dundrum in Co Tipperary, went to school in Tipperary town and university in UCC. In 2012 she became a professor at Durha(...)

Philosopher Clare MacCumhaill; Rosanna Turner, a finalist in this year’s Irish Young Philosopher Awards; and Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, representing Dublin City Council, after the unveiling of a plaque and special postage stamp to honour the centenary of the birth of author and philosopher Iris Murdoch at Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A stamp and plaque to honour the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch was unveiled in Dublin’s north inner city on Thursday. Murdoch was the first I(...)

Durham University PhD student Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

The PhD student Matthew Hedges has spoken out about the psychological torture he underwent while being held for nearly seven months in the United Arab(...)

Undated family handout file photo of Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/PA

Clemency for a British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on a spying charge is being considered by the Gulf state’s leaders, an off(...)

 Matthew Hedges, a Middle Eastern studies specialist from Durham University, with his wife Daniela Tejada. File photograph: Daniela Tejada/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has said she is “deeply disappointed and concerned” about the case of a British academic jailed for life in the Uni(...)

 Ice floats near the coast of Antarctica. Photograph: Nasa

The Antarctic ice sheet lost about 3 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to satellite analysis, with recent losses causing global (...)

435-million-year-old fossil starfish: the Crepidosoma doyleii brittlestar measures about 15mm across

A 435-million-year-old fossil discovered in Connemara by an Irish geologist has been confirmed as a new species and the oldest of its type in Ireland.(...)

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